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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 27, 2011 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair Jackson's blog (sorry, Phish fans)

Uhhhhh ... in disguise in the lot? What, with Groucho Marx glasses? Why do I not believe that?

Gee, if anyone does ever check this site, I hope they caught my secret twin post. Bob! Look! You were Luke Skywalker, and now you're Obi Wan Kenobi!

Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if anyone who writes a GD blog checks this forum and others, cuz that's what writers do for a living. Screw around on the net and tell themselves they're doing research. I know this for a fact, what with being a writer and all :-)

(Blair Jackson: "Got a piece to write. Let's see. Had some coffee. Took a walk. What to talk about today? Hmmm, what's up with those obsessives on the forum? Oh, secret twins again? Best Toodle-Oo? OK, more coffee.")

Actually that's a good topic over at Deadnet. Which we've explored at length here, of course.

Oh, and Blair, if you read this: Good take on it! (Since you agree with me.) Phish: Zzzzzz. Railroad Earth: Fine band. (Of course, I could go over there and comment. But I don't need two GD places to babble away on.)

http://www.dead.net/features/blairs-golden-road-blog/blair-s-golden-road-blog-phish-wsp-derek-and-other-fellow-travelers




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Poster: bkidwell Date: May 27, 2011 11:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair Jackson's blog (sorry, Phish fans)

Actually, I definitely read somewhere I recall as authoritative that the "in disguise in the lot" thing is true - Bob Weir got dressed up in some kind of full body tracksuit with mask painted with skeleton bones and had a friend take him on a tour of the parking lot scene sometime during the megadead stadium era. One of my references on this might be in that same "Goin Down the Road" Blair Jackson book with interviews I lost ten+ years ago.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 27, 2011 11:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair Jackson's blog (sorry, Phish fans)

Really? That's too funny. Hard to believe it would be any kind of regular thing, but a one-timer by Bob ... LOL. Anyone got the reference?

So I guess that Barney I saw walking around the lot must have been Phil ...


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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: May 28, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: close encounters AKA in-the-crowd band sightings

Doesn't anyone else have actual sightings of the band in the crowd?
2 personal band sightings:
10.23.89 foggy after show parking lot scene- Bobby was definitely riding around on a mountain bike. I had met Bob a couple of times before, and he rode right past me...

7.18.90 (my B'day) intermission Brent was walking through the crowd! from the soundboard to the stage-nobody even acknowledged him. My wife tried to get me to say hello, but I wasn't certain enough until he walked onto the stage (Brent look alikes were then common)- & I didn't want to invade his space...
...which brings up my Jerry sighting at the Omni in Oakland 12-86 for the Go Ahead show. The Omni was a bar with table seating. Jerry was at a table watching the show, & my friend even got an autograph. I didn't want to invade his space....
Come on Forumites. Share your close encounters.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 28, 2011 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: close encounters AKA in-the-crowd band sightings

Well, I met Mickey once. He wasn't in disguise, though. Unless he was dressed as Spock and I just couldn't tell the difference :-)

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: May 29, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: close encounters AKA in-the-crowd band sightings

LOL AR. ... & Jerry in red does look exactly like Santa Claus,
Hope things are well on the right side of the world (or is that sittin' on top of the world?).

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Poster: reviewr Date: May 28, 2011 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blair Jackson's blog (sorry, Phish fans)

It does seem hard to believe. I don't remember the source - just something that stuck in my head from years ago.

Here is something else I remember reading about (from the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction file):

http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/1IHAMiBdga0/0.jpg


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